Performance of the Week: Traverse City Central's Elle Craven
January 21, 2022
Elle Craven ♦ Traverse City Central
Skiing ♦ Senior
Craven has posted top-10 individual places in all six of her MHSAA Finals races over her first three seasons skiing for the Trojans, and helped them to last year’s Division 1 team championship – which ended Marquette’s five-year run at the top. She’s set to complete a fantastic finish to her high school career this winter and got off to a fast start Jan. 10, leading Central to the Harbor Petoskey Ski Invitational championship with a win in the slalom (1:22.18) and runner-up in the giant slalom (1:06.37).
Central’s team title last February was its first since 2013, and Craven posted personal Finals bests of second in the slalom (1:10.81) and third in the giant slalom (52.91), finishing second in the former by just 21 hundredths of a second over the two runs. She also plays tennis and will continue her academic pursuits at University of Arkansas, where she intends to study business.
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